My shot selection can be bad at times . I like to hit hard and flat when I am more inside the baseline . I do tend to follow up lobbing someone by coming into the net , I also time coming in badly sometimes and get passed easily . He's a good player but very similar to me . That's why I find it so confusing .
I'd work on your returns. Over the years, Ive found that if you can deal with a guy with a big serve, the rest of their game seems to crumble a bit, by figuring out a way to deal with and breaking the big serve, its a way of saying. ' yeh what else you got?' I don't know how big a serve this guy has but what I do is stand about 4 feet back and as he goes thru his motion, I step up and skip to one side, he's always gong to see me move then he D/Fs. If his fave serve is down the T I stand wide to make him think I'm covering the f/h then I cheat across to cover down the middle and vice versa. It works. I return great against all but the best serves ( at the rec level ) most rec players have baby 2nd serves, they push it so take way the big serve, look em in the eye and say ' yeh, what else you got mate? '